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Number 10: North Carolina
Between 2012 and 2013, North Carolina grew its per-capita solar capacity by greater than 140 percent as a result of its aggressive pursuit of utility-scale build-outs. Ranking tenth in the cumulative “watts per-capita” category (57 W/person), North Carolina’s aggressive solar growth put it in third place with respect to the total number of megawatts installed in 2013 (328 MW). It also ranked fourth in cumulative solar capacity (557 MW), and fifth in the number of installed watts per-capita during 2013 (33 W/person). While North Carolina was identified as one of the top ten states in the nation for solar industry employment, the report cites weaknesses in the state’s energy policy — like the lack of any Solar Alternative Compliance Payment fines to compel utilities to meet renewable energy quotas — which could impact its future positioning.